I just finished watching the attached video of my friend’s son Brady and his heart for a greater cause. I couldn’t help but think of how fitting today’s Five Minute Friday word of CLOSE was for what I had just viewed. I hope you will take the time to watch this powerfully moving video.
CLOSE: being near in time, space, or relationship.
Close calls us toward something or someone.
Close calls us to close the distance.
To draw near.
To be faithful to sharing the Hope that is found in Jesus.
It’s hard to see clearly from a distance.
It’s hard to experience the pain, the loss, the sense of hopelessness that prevails in another’s life unless we dare to bridge the chasm and come close to that person and their particular situation.
Close provides a presence
Close means that someone else is aware of our plight.
Close stoops down to visit us in the midst of our hopelessness and despair.
Close comes with compassion that moves us to action on another’s behalf.
Close reminds us that God is with us.
That eternity has moved in, drawn close to bridge the chasm of sin with the righteousness that only a holy God could provide.
Close steps in to nest among the finite pages of life, dusting hearts with traces of Father’s glory.
Daring us to give the gift of hope, to tempt others to believe that they are seen when they feel dishonored and devalued.
Close shows up and reminds us of love.
Close pulls us all together and reminds us that we are one.
* This post was written in conjunction with Lisa Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday and the challenge to write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. Click here to join us: http://www.lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday